Being a Bristol city fan I was wary going into today right from when the draw was made. We’ve got a poor recent record in the cup and Crawley are a really strong side, could be meeting us in the championship in a couple of years. They’re two leagues below us and still were the bookies favourites! And they were more up for it throughout and easily the better team.
I was still in school and it was after one of our baseball games. A lot of us tended to go down by a creek after games and cool off afterwards. It was getting late and I was the only one there or at least I thought. I hope as the race continues to draw national excitement, it be once again be placed on your top 10 list. He was elected LT Governnor and was elevated, not appoined when Blago stepped down. Same goes for NY Gov.
Joseph O’Neill’s new novel, The Dog, is a different animal (so to speak) from Netherland, his remarkable PEN/Faulkner Award winner about a Dutch financial analyst adrift in New York in the aftermath of 9/11. Though both involve romantic estrangement in a globalized but alienating world, The Dog focuses more narrowly and sometimes claustrophobically on one man’s hopeless, deluded efforts to live blamelessly in a distressingly mean spirited, soulless society. Filled with wry, clever observations, it’s also a discomfiting read, as O’Neill’s narrator collars you with his woes like a talkative seatmate on a plane.
The report adds that while it’s unclear how many will want the reassignment surgery, 22 have requested a waiver for it and 35 surgeries have been completed so far. And it also notes that the fewer than 1,000 troops diagnosed with gender dysphoria since October 2015 account for 30,000 mental health visits. The current policy, however, requires various medical and mental health checks in order to go through the military’s process for acceptance as a transgender service member, and it’s not clear how many of those visits are to comply with requirements..
That vote could come as soon as the end of springtime.And again, these are things no doubt are going to earn him criticism from both the left and the right. And you got the feeling today Brown knew that, and so he used his brief inaugural remarks to ask everyone, particularly here in the State House in Sacramento, to answer what sounded like a higher calling.Governor BROWN: We can overcome the sharp divisions that leave our politics in perpetual gridlock, but only if we reach into our heart and find that loyalty, that devotion to California, above and beyond our narrow perspectives.MYERS: That devotion to California, he used the phrase a couple of times and he made it, you know, almost as a look back in his inaugural address to what his ancestors faced when they arrived in California before the Gold Rush, said they had a higher calling.And really what he’s asking for is this lessening of partisan tension, and that’s really what he’s got to resolve. And that’s going to be hard to do.BLOCK: Yeah, and we heard him there, John, mentioning specifically perpetual gridlock.